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Correlational findings

Study Wessman & Ricks (1966): study US 1957 /1

Public:
Male college students, followed 3 years, Harvard University, USA, 1957-60
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 17
Non Response:
37%: 9 dropouts, incomplete; about the same happiness distribution.
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Mood diary kept 30 days and repeated interviews and tests during three years.

Correlate

Authors's label
Identity integrity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Composite clinical rank order on iden- tity diffusion vs identity integrity, measuring continuity vs discontinuity of past, present and future; integra- tion vs lack of integration in inter- personal and work relationships; inte- gration vs lack of integration of the total personality; and effectiveness vs ineffectiviness in self-definition and achievement of ends. The criteria were largely based on Erikson's discussion of identity.
(See also under 'Erikson's Stages of Psychol-social Development'; P 1.4.1).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.66 p < .05